LeMieux Acoustic fly hood: ‘really effective and smart too’ 9/10

Welcome to our independent group test of ear bonnets. All of the ear bonnets in this group test have been put through their paces by former eventer turned para dressage rider Tamsin Addison. Find out what she thought below

LeMieux Acoustic fly hood

Score

9/10
  • Performance:
    10/10
  • Style:
    8/10
  • Fit:
    9/10
  • Value for money:
    8/10

Manufacturer:

LeMieux

Price as reviewed:

£35

Official description

The LeMieux Acoustic fly hood helps to soften sound and improve performance. Sharp noises are absorbed by a layer of dense sound proof micro-foam with inner bamboo lining to ensure maximum comfort for increased concentration and relaxation.

First impressions

The ears appeared very stiff, but I liked the navy colour and thought they looked professional and smart.

Overview of performance

This came into its own when we were at a three-star competition and, due to the weather conditions, the freestyle music was just played from one corner of the area. My horse was upset by moving from very quiet music in one corner to blasting music in the opposite diagonal corner. This fly hood was really good at muffling the sound and really helped!

Tamsin’s likes and dislikes

I liked how well they fitted well and how comfortable my horse seemed wearing them. Although they look bulky, they did the job really well.

Verdict

*BEST IN TEST* Don’t be put off by how thick the ears look as they fit well and are really effective.